20 - Contemplation

Contemporary Interpretation

20 - Contemplation

Mature slowly

[celestial movements
no-one could
And nourish
[be open to
what is to come]
And disengage.
Mature slowly.

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yang yang yin yin yin yin

Upper Trigram: Sun, Wind (Tree)

2nd Core Character: Gen, Mountain

1st Core Character: Kun, Earth

Lower Trigram: Kun, Earth

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 20 - contemplation

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Kun, the Earth

First Change: Kun → Kun, the Earth

Second Change: Kun → Gen, the Mountain

Third Change: Gen → Sun, the Wind / Tree

Upper Trigram: Sun, the Wind / Tree

Follow the Path of the Dao: A Western Approximation

The Interplay of Yin and Yang

Dem Weg des Dao folgen: Annäherung aus Westen

Changes and Impulses

Exemplary Experiences

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Classical Interpretation

The significance of the characters »approach« and »contemplation« (20) is that in part they give and in part they take.

The image

The wind blows over the earth: the image of contemplation. Thus the ancient kings visited the regions of the world, contemplated the people and gave instruction.

The judgement

Contemplation. The washing is done, but not yet the offering. Confidently, they look up to him. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations